Lexie's Little Lie

Emma Shevah (Author)


"...the story is full of heart and will resonate with Raina Telgemeier fans."--School Library Journal

New from the highly acclaimed author of Dream On, Amber and Dara Palmer's Major Drama--who knew one little lie could cause so much trouble?

Lexie and her cousin Eleni are super-crazy-mega-extra-seriously close. They're like twins who aren't actually twins, if that's possible. But when Lexie tells a terrible, jealous lie, her whole family is split apart.

It's up to Lexie to bring them all back together and fix her relationship with Eleni. After a few calamitous escapades, Lexie has discovered that there are all sorts of truths and all sorts of lies too...But can telling the truth be more hurtful than telling a lie?

A Junior Library Guild Selection

Praise for Emma Shevah:
" This] novel is a charmer...While its humor and illustrations lend it Wimpy Kid appeal, its emotional depth makes it stand out from the pack. Molto bene "--Booklist, STARRED Review on Dream on, Amber
"Dara's larger-than-life personality and true-to-life middle grade issues command center stage until the curtain falls"--School Library Journal, STARRED Review for Dara Palmer's Major Drama

Great for anyone looking for books for kids:
  • with a story about lying and the choices we must make.
  • offering social emotional learning to target crucial skill sets.
  • Product Details

    $16.99  $15.63
    Sourcebooks Young Readers
    Publish Date
    April 02, 2019
    5.7 X 1.1 X 7.6 inches | 0.75 pounds

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    About the Author

    Emma Shevah is half-Irish and half-Thai and was born and raised in London but now lives in Brighton, England. She runs the literary club at New York University in London and teaches English at Francis Holland School. Her novel Dream On, Amber received a 2017 Odyssey Honor Award for best audiobook produced for children and/or young adults. Visit Emma at emmashevah.com.


    "[a] heartfelt story of a loving Greek family from the perspective of Lexie, an otherwise honest do-gooder who is trying to understand that not all lies are the same. End pages include Greek recipes and a note about the author that's just as interesting as the novel. " - The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
    "Told in Lexie's bouncy, naive first-person voice, and peppered with margin doodles and pages from the notebook Lexie uses to organize her thoughts, the story explores the raw vulnerability that comes with experiences of envy, loss, and guilt." - Horn Book
    "Deals with some seriously tough young-person issues... [and] celebrates Greek traditions, culture, food, and the quirks of Greek family life with sincere humor and clear affection" - Booklist
    "Enhanced with black-and-white doodles in the margins, this heartfelt tale demonstrates how families overcome upheavals with wisdom and hope." - Kirkus Reviews